Blogs

  • August 2016

  • The countdown begins…

    With just four weeks to go until Remember A Charity Week, we’re getting very excited to launch our new campaign. This year, we’ll be calling on the British public to pass on something legendary, sharing their advice for future generations at #MyWisdom and remembering a charity in their Will. In the lead up to the […]

  • The changing world of legacy giving

    Legacy giving is changing in so many ways at the moment. It really is an exciting time, bringing new opportunities for an increasing range of charities. It’s not without its challenges though, so what better time to question what you really know about legacies… Do you think you know your best prospects? If you have […]

  • The changing world of legacy giving

    Legacy giving is changing in so many ways at the moment. It really is an exciting time, bringing new opportunities for an increasing range of charities. It’s not without its challenges though, so what better time to question what you really know about legacies… Do you think you know your best prospects? If you have […]

  • July 2016

  • How can research help increase legacy giving?

    In the new world for fundraisers, where reaching people gets harder and harder due to tighter statutory data regulation and tighter fundraising self-regulation, reaching individuals is only going to get harder. In this brave new world, raising more money from less people is going to be the mantra, and legacies will be at the heart […]

  • How can research help increase legacy giving?

    In the new world for fundraisers, where reaching people gets harder and harder due to tighter statutory data regulation and tighter fundraising self-regulation, reaching individuals is only going to get harder. In this brave new world, raising more money from less people is going to be the mantra, and legacies will be at the heart […]

  • June 2016

  • How small charities are making the most of legacy fundraising

    According to Legacy Foresight, legacy giving is on the increase with even greater growth predicted over the next 30 years.  Whilst there is no data available on small charities engaging in legacies, at the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), we are seeing that this is an increasing area of interest for our members, with high […]

  • How small charities are making the most of legacy fundraising

    According to Legacy Foresight, legacy giving is on the increase with even greater growth predicted over the next 30 years.  Whilst there is no data available on small charities engaging in legacies, at the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), we are seeing that this is an increasing area of interest for our members, with high […]

  • What if…Britain were to leave the EU?

    I don’t know about you, but I’m more and more befuddled by the claims and counterclaims in the Brexit campaign. Late last month, the Government warned that leaving the EU would add £230 to a family holiday, cost 820,000 UK jobs and slash £32,000 from the average pension. Not to mention the incipient threat of […]

  • What if…Britain were to leave the EU?

    I don’t know about you, but I’m more and more befuddled by the claims and counterclaims in the Brexit campaign. Late last month, the Government warned that leaving the EU would add £230 to a family holiday, cost 820,000 UK jobs and slash £32,000 from the average pension. Not to mention the incipient threat of […]

  • May 2016

  • Saying the ultimate thank you

    My Dad was diagnosed with the devastating genetic illness, Huntington’s Disease (HD), when he was in his early 50s. It was so hard to watch him deteriorate until he could no longer walk or wash or even feed himself. I felt so helpless, my Mum and I, we tried so hard to care for him […]

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